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Avdiivka: Russia accused of executing prisoners of war after Ukraine withdraws

Last week, Ukrainian forces surrendered the eastern city of Avdiivka, which they had for months been desperately defending against a brutal Russian onslaught. The conquest of Avdiivka represents a strategic and symbolic victory for Russia, strengthening its defence of the regional capital, Donetsk, and potentially opening up avenues for further offensives against Ukrainian-held territory. Ukrainian…

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Man admits to rape, murder of US tourist in Germany

A US man has confessed to raping and killing a fellow American tourist near Germany’s famed Neuschwanstein Castle last June. Troy Philipp B faces several charges, including one count of murder over a 21-year-old woman’s death, and attempted murder of the victim’s friend, a 22-year-old woman. The 31-year also admitted to sexually assaulting the 21-year-old…

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Alexei Navalny: Widow vows to continue his work

Alexei Navalny’s widow Yulia has vowed to continue his work to fight for a “free Russia” in a video posted on Monday. Her voice sometimes shaking with grief and anger, Ms Navalnaya asked viewers to stand alongside her and “share the fury and hate for those who dared to kill our future”. She also accused…

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